Review: Very Semi-Serious, 2015, dir. Leah Wolchok

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“Documentarian Leah Wolchok’sVery Semi-Serious is a semi-okay movie. It isn’t good. But it isn’t bad. It also, amazingly, isn’t just simply “there.” The film has perspective and an idea of what it wants to say. It’s also quite entertaining for the first hour. But in painting her “partially thorough portrait of The New Yorkercartoonists,” Wolchok discharges very scattershot filmmaking. Very Semi-Serious might be amusing and occasionally insightful, but it’s mostly all over the place and for no formal reason. Wolchok leapfrogs from point to point at random instead of sticking to a single developed theme.” (Via Movie Mezzanine.)

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